Friday, November 19, 2004

The Carradine - Campbell Vampire Connection.

Staring:David Carradine,Maxwell Caulfield,Deborah Foreman, and Bruce Campbell

Directed by
Anthony Hickox

IMDB Plot Summary : Reclusive vampires lounge in a lonely American town. They wear sun cream to protect themselves. A descendant of Van Helsing arrives with hilarious consequences.

i loved this movie. it's a vampire western, for heaven's sake. it's not a work of art but it's fun to watch. so there was this blood scientist and his family unknowingly moving to the vampire town, to work on a creation of artificial blood. this is so David Carradine can have his world were vampires aren't hunted by humans for killing them. But he didn't know that there was an underground movement to go back to the killing ways. Lead by the town preacher. And we also find that one of the rebels has slept with the scientist's wife back in collage. This role is played by Maxwell Caulfield. So basically he's a massive douche bag. We also have the story of the descendant of Van Helsing coming into town, played by Bruce Campbell. Like most of his roles, it plays off his amazing slapstick ability and as he comes into town one of the vampires played by Deborah Foreman (of Waxwork "fame" if you can really say fame to that). She falls in love with Bruce and he's eventually turned into a vampire by David Carradine to make Deborah happy. All of these little plots lead into the town shoot out. Vampires using guns with wooden bullets. It all ends with David Carradine Having to have a draw with the leader of the opposition, the vampire preacher. The preacher is sure he'll win because he's the oldest vampire in town (and the older you are the stronger and quicker you are). Carradine is quicker and kills the preacher, caradine then says "I had to change my name because that damn bram stoker book." but even finding out David Carradine is dracula wasn't going to stop the rest of the rebels. That's when suddenly the blood scientist erects a massive cross. And all vampires shield their eyes. Then it becomes obvious that only the murderous rebels are the ones burning and melting. So in a scene that made this movie easily worth the rental price is David Carradine as dracula looking up at the cross with tears in his eyes saying "we have been forgiven..." I mean you don't get much better than that, folks. If you want a silly vampire movie to rent, this will not disappoint.

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